Posted: 14/12/2014 at 18:41
Be careful what you wish for. I planted one of these and it took a few years to get going. Now it's creeping happily about the woodland corner in which I planted it which is fine for me as the space needs filling but may be less good for someone wanting more control.
I also have cornus Midwinter Fire and Alba Sibirica happily spreading about. The Midwinter Fire can be a bit too enthusiastic and needs bits digging up. The only one that isn't rampant is the mahogany stemmed, variegated leaved elegantissima.